Doctors outside of insurance plan networks charge several times what Medicare would pay.
The most popular prescription drug plans will see an average price hike of 8 percent next year.
Transgender people would be covered under a new rule barring sex discrimination in federally funded health programs.
For health insurers, government health programs have become an increasingly important part of their business.
CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant gives tips on how to avoid the most common Medicare blunders.
The 11 million people who receive Social Security disability face big benefit cuts next year, unless Congress acts.
Most people want Medicare and Medicaid to keep their current structure, despite GOP calls for changes.
The federal government wants many hospitals to be paid on outcomes for hip and knee replacement surgeries.
Five audits detailed mistakes in almost two-thirds of payments the government made.
Andy Slavitt, the acting boss of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees Obamacare, has been nominated as head of the agency.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, American Enterprise Institute, and Steve Rattner, Willett Advisors chairman, discuss the future of health care following the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare. Also Rattner and Gottlieb discuss consolidation within the hospital space.
Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic CEO, provides insight to the Supreme Court's ruling on Obamacare subsidies and its impact on patients, hospitals and health insurers.
Shares of Humana jumped on Thursday after a report surfaced that the takeover bid by Aetna was moving forward.
An estimated 5 percent of the population is responsible for about half—or $1.4 trillion—of all U.S. health spending.
The CBO says a repeal of Obamacare would increase the US deficit by $353 billion over the next 10 years.
More than 240 people were charged with $712 million in false Medicare billing, the biggest health-care fraud takedown ever.
Two divergent U.S. core inflation readings could be related to the price of medical care. CNBC explores.
A damning 2009 New Yorker article was followed by "unprecedented" savings on Medicare costs in a Texas town.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to the Obamacare law that took aim at the so-called death panel.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the House has passed a $200 billion Medicare overhaul bill. The bill will now go to the Senate, where it is expected to pass.